19.08.2019

The Low Impact's label


Our stringent Low Impact label identifies products that illustrate our environmental and social programme – from the eco-design stage through to you.
If you’re looking for an eco-friendly and socially responsible product, that’s a guarantee.


Have you ever wondered about what goes into your everyday products? About the ingredients in your favourite chocolate cream dessert? In your deodorant? Or about where the cotton in your favourite t-shirt comes from?

At Lafuma, we channel our energy into choosing product materials that are the best-looking but also the most rugged available and the least harmful to the environment. And because it’s also a complex task wading through all the environmental and social certifications of textiles, since 2014 we’ve been using our own internal standard: LOW IMPACT

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LOW IMPACT PROGRAMME
This programme is applied throughout the company:
TRANSPARENCY AND PRODUCTION
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TRANSPARENCY AND PRODUCTION


The factories where we make our products are regularly audited to a very strict international social standard.
It guarantees that the factories’ workers are not exposed to danger; are not subjected to pressure relating to their work in clothing factories; and are well paid. (SEDEX SMETA standard – regular audits conducted by ACT International).

ECO-DESIGN & PRODUCTION AND DURABILITY
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ECO-DESIGN & PRODUCTION AND DURABILITY


We make high-quality products that are long-lasting and can be repaired (in our own workshop) using materials with low impact (recycled, organic, bio-sourced, etc.), and we are implementing a system to recycle end-of-life products.

TARGETING CARBON NEUTRALITY
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TARGETING CARBON NEUTRALITY


We aim to control our greenhouse-gas emissions and become carbon neutral by 2023! Our employees carry out many internal actions themselves.

 

 

LOW IMPACT CRITERIA
In concrete terms: if the product you’re holding has the Low Impact label, it meets at least one of the following three criteria:
BLUESIGN
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BLUESIGN
A product must be made from BlueSign certified materials.


To be Low Impact, a product must be made from BlueSign certified materials. This certification guarantees materials that contain no chemicals harmful to humans and the environment and are manufactured responsibly (no environmental pollution, and no danger to factory workers).

responsible fabrics
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responsible fabrics
A product must be made from responsible fabrics


To be Low Impact, a product must be made from responsible fabrics such as recycled materials (recycled plastic bottles, recycled down, recycled cotton…), organic materials (cotton, hemp, linen), fabrics dyed without water, and bio-sourced materials (derived from plants such as corn, wood pulp and sugar cane).

PFC FREE
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PFC FREE
A product with a water-repellent finish must use a technology without perfluorocarbons (PFC Free)


To be Low Impact, a product with a water-repellent finish must use a technology without perfluorocarbons (PFC Free). These substances are highly harmful to health and the environment, according to Greenpeace’s DETOX OUTDOOR report in 2011.

 

 

OUR LOW IMPACT TARGETS



In 2020, 80% of the products in our apparel collection will carry the Low Impact label – as will all our sleeping bags, so that you can sleep in a bivouac with a clear conscience! Today, we are redoubling our efforts to achieve 100% by 2022. And we will meet that milestone.

But Low Impact is also about you choosing responsible products. Opting for a Lafuma Low Impact product is a militant act that will help guide our team – but also the entire industry – towards greater environmental and social responsibility. So... it’s over to us!

80% of the products in our apparel collection LOW IMPACT

100% of our sleeping bags
Low Impact

Environmental and social responsibility

 

 

THE SPRING SUMMER 2019 COLLECTION
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87% of clothing products

with a DWR finish contain no perfluorinated chains

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88% of clothing products

carry the Low Impact label, a sign of our true eco-responsibility.

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71% of materials are Bluesign® certified

to guarantee you a sustainable product, without danger to the health and with a minimum impact on the human and the environment.

 

 

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